May, 2000

APEGGA 2000 Summit Award Winners


THE APEGGA Excellence
in Education Award

Anil K. Mehrotra, P.Eng., PhD


Anil Mehrotra graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India with a B.E. (Hons.) in chemical engineering. He received his M.Eng. in environmental engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary. Dr. Mehrotra has been a full-time faculty member in chemical engineering at U of C since 1981, and has served as professor and associate head (graduate studies) since 1989.

Dr. Mehrotra has instructed several courses in the chemical engineering department. In all the undergraduate courses he has taught, student evaluations have consistently ranked him among the best engineering instructors.

He has utilized his experiences in the area of rheology and heat transfer to design experiments for undergraduate courses. He supervised the equipment fabrication, tested each apparatus, and then made them part of the undergraduate teaching curriculum. He introduced three new experimental apparatus, namely a packed/fluidized bed, heat transfer/power consumption in an agitated vessel, and mass transfer in a bubbling column. He helped develop the U of Cís B.Sc. in oil and gas engineering, and has received several student and faculty awards for teaching.

Dr. Mehrotra was also a member of the Faculty of Engineering Committee for Accreditation in 1999. He has participated in the development of courses by the Faculty of Engineering for continuous professional development. He also participates in the teaching and development of the University of Calgary/OLADE multidisciplinary M.Sc. degree in energy and environment, delivered in Quito, Ecuador.



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